What Are Safe Routes to School?
The Maricopa Association of Governments Safe Routes to School Program consists of providing resources for schools and municipalities to administer Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives and activities such as:
- Crossing Guard Training Workshops
- Programming of Transportation Alternatives SRTS federal aid funding
- Administration of SRTS Studies Projects
This is an opportunity to work closely with your school, your community, and your local government to create a healthy lifestyle for children and a safer, cleaner environment for everyone.
2020 TA SRTS Call for Projects
The 2020 TA-SRTS call for project applications was issued in late July 2020 to align with the (TIP) Modal programming process in the fall of 2020. The TA-SRTS call for applications includes SRTS Studies and SRTS Support Activity projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and FY 2024.
The excel format applications for Priority One: SRTS Studies, and Priority Two: SRTS Support Activity projects are available for download below.
FY 2023 & 2024 TA SRTS Applications and Resources
If there are any questions, please contact Margaret Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (602) 254-6300.
Crossing Guard Workshops
The Maricopa Association of Governments works with cities and towns to improve road safety. These Crossing Guard Workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards, thus meeting a basic but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of K-8 school children while performing their duties.
The intent of this MAG workshop and the associated print materials and video is to provide basic safety training for all school crossing guards as a regional road safety initiative. All K-8 schools may utilize this workshop to train their school crossing guards. The responsibility remains with each school for hiring, training, and defining when and where crossing guards are to be on duty.
2020 Crossing Guard Training Workshop
Due to the risks to public health caused by the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus at public gatherings, the Maricopa Association of Governments has determined that meetings and events will be indefinitely held through technological means. We are confident that as a community we can work together to slow the spread while maintaining resources we provide. In anticipation of a time when schools will be back in session, MAG invited all school crossing guards and any interested school officials that serve school districts to attend a two-hour Zoom webinar event that was held on August 4, 2020. A recorded version of the workshop, in both English and Spanish, are available below in the “Videos” tab. The materials can be accessed at any time throughout the year to meet the individual needs of schools and school districts.
In our role as the regional planning agency for Phoenix metropolitan region, we are working with all cities, towns and counties in our planning region to improve road safety. Improving road safety on access routes to schools has been identified as a regional priority. The support of school officials is essential to address this issue effectively. The workshop provides basic education and training to school crossing guards, thus meeting a basic but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of children while performing their duties.
We look forward to a time when we can provide in person workshops. Until then, MAG will continue to provide the materials as a resource.